A number of celebrities and political commentators have shared their anger following the Coalition’s shock election victory.
The Coalition currently has 74 of the required 76 seats it needs to form government. Vote counting will continue but the Labor party has conceded defeat.
On Saturday night, Mr Morrison called the election win a “miracle” after the LNP defied exit polls which predicted Labor would form government.
However, not everyone is thrilled with the Coalition’s win.
Author and comedian Meshel Laurie took to Twitter to share her frustration over the result, calling Australians “dumb, mean-spirited and greedy”.
One Twitter user responded to her claiming Labor lost the election due to taxes and because “nobody likes” Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Mr Shorten has since resigned as leader of the Opposition.
“Tax pays for everything outside your house genius,” Laurie hit back.
“It pays for the hospital you’ll die in one day.”
Novelist Jane Caro tweeted on Saturday night if the LNP won it was a sign Australians “decided to be a backward looking country”.
“I wish I was a New Zealander,” she tweeted.
ABC Late Night Live presenter Phillip Adams tweeted the result was “an act of collective madness”.
“Australia has given its malevolent, ignorant and corrupt version of the Trump administration a third term,” he tweeted.
Australians are dumb, mean-spirited and greedy. Accept it.— Meshel Laurie (@Meshel_Laurie) May 18, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison congratulated
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has congratulated his successor for his unexpected win in Saturday's federal election.
"Congratulations Scott Morrison on an outstanding personal victory," Mr Turnbull tweeted on Sunday.
"Australians have once again backed the Coalition to deliver a strong economy, more jobs and lower taxes."
US President Donald Trump and US conservatives have also celebrated Mr Morrison’s success.
The victory was also compared to Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential win when polls had predicted he would lose.
"Congratulations to Scott on a GREAT WIN!" the US president tweeted on Sunday morning.
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